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STProperty forum on real estate opportunities

STProperty forum for agents, developers and investors on the strategies they can take to overcome the current challenging real estate conditions 

Singapore, 14 May 2014 – STProperty, SPH’s trusted online property portal, will be holding a property forum on Monday, 19 May 2014 at The Star Gallery, The Star Performing Arts Centre Level 3. The forum, which is sold-out, will provide insights from experts who will also address concerns on the property market that the 700 attendees may have.

Entitled “Real Estate Opportunities: Rise up to the challenges in the Singapore property market”, the forum will feature three distinguished speakers: Nicholas Mak, Executive Director and Head of Research & Consultancy at SLP International; Patrick Tan, Chief Executive Officer at Fortis Law Corporation and Kelvin Fong, Senior Group District Director at Propnex. 

Joining them will be Dennis Wee, Chairman at DWG and Eugene Lim, Key Executive Officer at ERA Realty Network. The panel will be moderated by Dr Tan Tee Khoon, Executive Director, Residential Services at Knight Frank.

The speakers will discuss the property market performance in the near future and how the new master plan has affected the market. Also covered will be legal pitfalls that can potentially affect parties involved in a real estate transaction and how one can navigate around them to counter the situation. 

In addition, with the dip in the property transactions volume, what strategies can one focus in order to gain a stronger foothold in understanding the property market? Attendees can learn and further understand how to grapple in this challenging real estate market with the slower transaction volumes and softening measures.

Mr Winston Lee, Senior Product Manager of STPropertysaid: “STProperty is proud to provide useful features and relevant end-to-end services to our users and also competitive packages for our agents to further help them engage their clients. We are confident that this forum, like our previous sold-out ones, will benefit property agents, developers and investors.”

For more information, please visit www.STProperty.sg/forum.

Media Invitation

Your journalist, photographer and video crew are cordially invited to cover the STProperty forum from 2pm – 5.30pm. You may also interview the speakers during the break (3.40pm – 4pm). Please confirm your attendance with Adrian Cheong at cheongcy@sph.com.sg by 12 noon, Friday, 16 May.

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For more information, please contact:

Adeline Kuah
Executive 
Marketing & Communications

SPH Digital Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID : 6319 8918 

Email : kuahal@sph.com.sg

Adrian Cheong
Manager
Corporate Communications and CSR Division

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID : 6319 2261 

Email : cheongcy@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.


Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, SPH's suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, omy.sg and SPH Razor. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions. The Malay language-daily Berita Harian has apps for both iPhones and Android smartphones and iPads, offering both native and PDF formats, and an online version.

Broadcasting

In the radio business, SPH Radio Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. 


Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO. 


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore. 

The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. 


For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.